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By Denis Diderot

Ce discussion, qui est presque un roman, Diderot l'écrit au sommet de son paintings, à près de soixante ans, et le revoit encore dix ans plus tard. Il met aux prises deux personnages seulement, " Moi ", et le Neveu. Ce personnage se dédouble sans cesse : qu'est-ce qu'un homme qui prétend ne pas avoir de moral sense, ne pas avoir d'unité, mais qui a en même temps une sensibilité esthétique, celle d'un musicien averti ? Diderot mêle l. a. grosse plaisanterie, les motifs et les sujets les plus divers, l. a. lutte contre les adversaires des philosophes, dans cette mise en scène d'une dialog sans fin. Le Neveu pose des questions importantes, et soudain, pour notre entertainment, l'argumentation déraille. " Moi " est fasciné par ce bouffon elegant. Ainsi va cet enchaînement de numéros, de pantomimes, cette fausse pièce, ce fake roman, où l'auteur a mis, sous une attract burlesque, toute sa vie, tout son cœur et tout son esprit.

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By Voltaire

Candide is the main recognized of Voltaire's "philosophical tales," during which he mixed witty improbabilities with the sanest of excellent feel. First released in 1759, it used to be an speedy bestseller and has emerge as considered as one of many key texts of the Enlightenment. What Candide does for chivalric romance, the opposite stories during this selection--Micromegas, Zadig, The Ingenu, and The White Bull--do for technological know-how fiction, the Oriental story, the sentimental novel, and the outdated testomony. the main large one-volume choice presently to be had, this new version features a new verse translation of the tale Voltaire in accordance with Chaucer's The spouse of Bath's story: What Pleases the Ladies and opens with a revised advent that displays contemporary serious debates, together with a brand new part on Candide.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different precious positive factors, together with specialist introductions through best gurus, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional research, and lots more and plenty extra.

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Download La symphonie pastorale by André Gide PDF

By André Gide

«[...] je n'ai aspect encore dit l'immense plaisir que Gertrude avait pris à ce live performance de Neuchâtel. On y jouait précisément l. a. symphonie pastorale. Je dis "précisément" automobile il n'est, on le comprend aisément, pas une œuvre que j'eusse pu davantage souhaiter de lui faire entendre. Longtemps après que nous eûmes quitté los angeles salle de live performance, Gertrude resta encore silencieuse et comme noyée dans l'extase.- Est-ce que vraiment ce que vous voyez est aussi beau que cela ? dit-elle enfin. [...]- Ceux qui ont des yeux, dis-je enfin, ne connaissent pas leur bonheur.- Mais moi qui n'en ai aspect, s'écria-t-elle aussitôt, je connais le bonheur d'entendre.»

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Download An African Millionaire (Penguin Classics) by Grant Allen PDF

By Grant Allen

An very good addition to Penguin's crime classics: the tantalizing story of Colonel Clay, literature's first gentleman rogue.

Wealthy, convinced and good-looking, Sir Charles Van waft spends his time jetting to unique locales together with his spouse and in-laws. yet on one fateful journey to the Riviera, Van waft meets his fit in Colonel Clay. Posing alternately as a seer, a curate, and a German professor, the grasp of cover swindles Van waft via 3 continents and poses a major hazard to his South African diamond fortune. Colonel Clay, the infamous con artist and thief, has triumphed. yet who's this grasp of hide, really? First serialized in The Strand in 1896, the adventures that comprise An African Millionaire are generally considered as the 1st to add a felony protagonist and may be greeted enthusiastically through enthusiasts and students of vintage crime fiction.

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By George Eliot

Considered one of George Eliot's such a lot bold and ingenious novels, Romola is determined in Renaissance Florence through the turbulent years following the expulsion of the robust Medici relations within which the zealous spiritual reformer Savonarola rose to manage the town. At its center is Romola, the dedicated daughter of a blind student, married to the shrewdpermanent yet eventually treacherous Tito whose duplicity in either love and politics threatens to ruin every little thing she values, and she or he needs to become independent from to discover her personal direction in existence. defined by way of Eliot as 'written with my top blood', the tale of Romola's highbrow and religious awakening is a compelling portrayal of a Utopian heroine, performed out opposed to a turbulent old backdrop.

Edited with an advent by
DOROTHEA BARRETT

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By Harper Lee

Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice within the deep South—and the heroism of 1 guy within the face of blind and violent hatred, to be had now for the 1st time as an e-book.

One of the best-loved tales of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into greater than 40 languages, bought greater than thirty million copies around the globe, served because the foundation for an significantly renowned movie, and used to be voted the most effective novels of the 20th century via librarians around the kingdom. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and completely striking story of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by way of virulent prejudice, it perspectives a global of serious attractiveness and savage inequities during the eyes of a tender woman, as her father—a crusading neighborhood lawyer—risks every thing to protect a black guy unjustly accused of a poor crime.

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Download King Coal by Upton Sinclair PDF

By Upton Sinclair

Upton Sinclair is healthier identified for writing The Jungle -- a unique that exposes the practices of the beef packing that result in governmental investigations and adjusted nutrients legislation in the USA. King Coal is predicated at the 1914 and 1915 coal moves and follows Hal Warner, a wealthy guy who sought after a glance into commoners' lives. A fellow decided to discover the reality for himself approximately stipulations within the mines, runs clear of domestic and adopts the alias "Joe Smith." After being grew to become away by way of one coal mine for worry of Hal being a union organizer, he will get a role in one other coal mine operated via the overall gas corporation, or GFC. within the mines he befriends a few of the staff, and realizes their distress and exploitation by the hands of the bosses. What he chanced on there has been abhorrent -- hence starts the story of unionization and the advocacy workers' rights. Unionization, besides the fact that, is simpler spoken of than it's entire. It used to be a deadly activity -- for the leaders of the coal mines have been hardened males, males who wouldn't cease at petty threats and minor violence.

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By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Publicada en 1774, revisada en 1787, Las penas del joven Werther es quizá una de las obras más influyentes de los angeles literatura common. El «efecto Werther» no sólo creó tendencias literarias y modas en el vestir, sino también una abnormal oleada de suicidios. Fue libro de cabecera de Napoleón… y también del monstruo de Frankenstein. Todos –clásicos y románticos– quisieron apropiarse de él: fue icono del sentimentalismo y héroe de l. a. exaltación revolucionaria; también fue, como dijo Thomas Mann, «el horror y el espanto de los moralistas». Al ultimate de su vida, Goethe lamentaba que l. a. mayoría de los jóvenes que peregrinaban a Weimar para visitarlo sólo conocieran esa obra suya. Hoy leer las desventuras de este joven artista burgués que, a raíz de un amor prohibido, descubre su insospechada comunidad con los locos, los humildes, los desdichados y hasta los asesinos no anula ni el distanciamiento ni l. a. identificación. Werther sigue preguntándonos si pactar es una necesidad o una rendición. Sigue apuntando a nuestro yo, y lo que significa conservarlo. Sigue hablando de nosotros mismos. Este volumen incluye las clásicas ilustraciones de Daniel Nikolaus Chodowiecki para las primeras ediciones del libro.

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Download Chronique du règne de Charles IX by Prosper Mérimée PDF

By Prosper Mérimée

Que le lecteur ne s'y trompe pas : en dépit de son titre, ce livre n'a rien d'une austère chronique. En prenant pour sujet los angeles Saint-Barthélemy et les guerres de faith qui ensanglantèrent los angeles France du XVIe siècle, Mérimée, au plus castle de l. a. ferveur romantique pour Walter Scott, s'attache à déjouer les codes du roman historique. Souhaitez-vous un portrait de Charles IX ? Allez plutôt "voir son buste au musée d'Angoulême ", rétorque l'auteur. Vous attendez-vous à ce qu'apparaisse los angeles reine Margot ? Vous serez déçu : "elle était un peu indisposée, et gardait l. a. chambre"... C'est Bernard de Mergy, un parfait anonyme, qui occupe le devant de l. a. scène : ce jeune huguenot, amoureux d'une comtesse catholique prompte au prosélytisme, est aux prises avec son propre frère, qui s'est converti. Dans cette œuvre de jeunesse, qui est aussi son precise roman, Mérimée have interaction avec brio une réflexion sur cette query brûlante : remark les hommes en viennent-ils à s'entretuer monstrueusement ? Et nous offre une chronique d'un style inédit - "un ouvrage plein d'esprit à los angeles Voltaire", disait Stendhal.

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By Henry James

Aparecida en 1886, Las bostonianas es uno de los títulos capitales de Henry James. En torno a un asunto característico de los angeles época -los movimientos sufragistas en los angeles sociedad de Boston del último cuarto del siglo XIX-, James dibuja con extraordinaria precisión y sutileza de matices el juego de relaciones entre dos singulares psicologías femeninas. Al indudable valor literario del texto se le añade su trascendencia histórica, pues se trata de uno de los primeros retratos del feminismo político y quizá del primer estudio minucioso de una relación amorosa entre dos mujeres. Nuestra edición tiene además el privilegio de presentar los angeles espléndida traducción de otro clásico de las letras hispanoamericanas: Sergio Pitol.

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